Poster couple

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Science  15 Jun 2018:
Vol. 360, Issue 6394, pp. 1172
DOI: 10.1126/science.360.6394.1172

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Tatiana Vinogradova, deputy director of St. Petersburg's AIDS center, is married to an HIV-positive man, Andrey Skvortsov. Many couples of course have "discordant" HIV status, but because Vinogradova is a leader in the city's response to the epidemic and Skvortsov is a well-known patient advocate, they agreed to appear on a poster that told their story, in the hopes of convincing others that there's no reason to fear HIV-infected people. They also want to reduce bias and fear in the medical community, as many doctors, dentists, and other professionals still shy away from offering care to people who are living with HIV.